The Brisbane festival is still in full swing, so we decided to have a scout around the outdoor festival area tonight, that promises food places, musical entertainment and a 3D chalk walk.
And by a chalk walk….it was actually just two locations…where artists have drawn huge chalk images on the ground, which when you stand on the provided little stand and look down through the suggested aperture, you do get a good 3D feel of the image.
I haven’t quite captured that in the photo….but you can get the idea, and see a very good chalk picture.
We sat and enjoyed a bit of the Friday evening vibe with music from the bar whilst enjoying the sunset views over the river.
And after such a strenuous evening (! cough, cough – any excuse!) some sustenance was required….so naturally to the food trucks we go.
And who could resist topped cronuts and donuts like these? (Hint: not me).
A few weeks ago I went to a free ballroom dance class. And whilst I found it very challenging, it was also lots of fun.
Circumstances on that night, meant at one point I was paired with the instructor, who did an amazing job of not getting frustrated or showing too much pain when I got the moves wrong….or indeed stood on his feet.
It was a pleasant surprise therefore when I stopped by the front yard of the QPAC (Queensland Performing Arts Centre) on my way to the cinema tonight, to find my instructor with more professional dancers showing how it should be done.
I’d recommend giving it a go, even if only once if you see an opportunity.
Another lunchtime meander, and another bit of street art discovered.
I clearly didn’t hang around for long enough, because I looked through one of those black rings, saw the street on the other side, took this picture, and a picture of the descriptive plate in the ground near it….without reading it.
That plate states the following:
‘The Courier’ is an interactive artwork presenting news snippets from an early edition of The Moreton Bay Courier which was published near this site from 1851 to 1884.
Exploring ‘The Courier’ will reveal stories of the past and images of the present.”
Looks like I might need to revisit this particular piece of artwork and spend some time exploring it!
We saw an AFL game at the Gabba, and actually got to walk across the turf afterwards.
Then the evening saw us at one of the events of the Brisbane festival: Rise for the Oceans.
I’ll leave it to the official publication to explain that: “Rise for the Oceans brought together a tremendous line-up of great Australians – Bernard Fanning, Tim Winton, William Barton, Katie Noonan, Jessica Watson among them – in a multi-arts celebration of the Great Barrier Reef, the oceans that surround us, and the 50th anniversary of the Australian Marine Conservation Society.”
A mixed bag of songs, music, talks, vidoes and on stage art.
But the photo for the day? This bug was spotted at some point in the day…..but I now can’t remember where! Could have been on the way to parkrun, but could easily have been at any other point. But it doesn’t really matter.
Two things spring to mind…..
1. Is it trying to ‘hide’ on this blue grout?
2. I have no idea what it is, and indeed whether it is something to be wary of.